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Thanks for sending!! Sure wish
we could go, so hard that far with little ones.. thanks for
adding us to your E-mail list!! Richie is just
great.. I love going out to see him.. and his
parents are the greatest people and bestest friends you
could ever ask for!! Noelle
best known for his tribute to Buddy Holly. Seventeen
year-old Richie has performed on stage with the Crickets
(Buddy Holly’s band), Bobby Vee, the Drifters, the
Shirelles, and many of the other early Rock ’n Roll bands.
If you have ever tapped your feet to the music of Buddy
Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, Roy
Orbison, Elvis, the Everly Brothers and many others,
you won’t want to miss “Richie Lee & The Fabulous 50’s.”
The new website is
AWESOME--very informative and genuinely creates interest and
excitement--we are going to include it on the posters/flyers
for the sock hop. I was surprised by much of the
information. "Richie is one of Des Moines best kept
secrets"--maybe we can change that a little bit with
the sock hop. Merry Christmas to you and your family and
best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2008! Barb
Bloomquist Dec 24
Hi Richie, So glad to
have found you online again. Will be seeing you again real
soon. Sherry Dec 24
Hey Richie, It was great
meeting you this summer at the Ankeny Bandshell gig. Glad
to see that you're out there gigging and paying tribute to
some great music. See ya out on the road.
Ryan (The Box Brothers Band)
Faculty - Ames Music Studios/Iowa School of Rock Dec
Hi Richie! I really
enjoyed watching your performance and talking with you and
your Mom at the IRRMA Hall of Fame event this past
September. You amaze me with your pure and sincere talent
along with your "nice guy" personality. Keep up the good
work! Dave Chapman Mpls, MN
Good job Richie at the Legion
Hall last night that CD is great. Nancy
and Jim Dec 8
Hi =3 you're amazing...
You have a very talented gift.
You are very unique and hopefully you'll never
change; mousey Nov 30
Hey Richie!!! Hope
everything is well with u!!! u have got to make it to Elvis
Week again this year-We miss u!!! it was dull without u!!!
Hope u had a great thanksgiving!!! Hope to hear from u
soon!!! MISS U!! xoxo Chelsea :-)
Chelsea Monroe -An Elvis Presley Fan--aka MEL--TCB
Hi Richie, We just got
back from your show at the Riverside. It was GREAT. We
got to see you sing a variety of songs. Not just Buddy
Holly. That was our first time to see that. You are so good.
I think you could sing anything you would want to. Thank you for doing the show. Hope to see many more shows.
Thanks Deena Nov 25
Hay Richie, We had a
great time last weekend in Elkhorn WI. Getting to know
you and your family better. your parents are very
special people. I loved your show. As I told you then,
you have a God Given Talent. It is wonderful. You and
Junior together where great. How fun it was to watch you
both enjoying yourselves so much. I would love to be on your
mailing list. See you in Riverside.
Deena Moyle "Junior & Alisa's fan club president" Nov 19
thank you for taking me back in time to a carefree and fun
era of my life. Great show at the Monte Carlo Room on
Friday in Elkhorn, WI. Mary
Hayden ( the lady with the butterfly kisses) Nov 18
Love the turquoise jacket in a photo, and shoes and
shirt in another. Very nostalgic like. I used to have a
sweater that color! Wish I still had it. I also like the
malt shop effect with the illustration of the guy and girl.
I like the fact that you use vintage era type guitars like
the Gretsch, Strat, and Dot Archtop (ES335 copy). Many
nostalgic acts (even some in Iowa) don't use guitars or
copies dated from that era. To play guitar models that are
a dated contemporary (80's 90's etc.) doesn't make it very
memorable. But the Srat, Gretsch, and Gibson ES335 existed
in that era, so that gives it more effect.!
Rayl Robbins Oct 30
Hi Richie! You're doing
such a great job! We are so proud of you!!!!!! Nancy and
Richard have done a great job raising you. You were really
hot with Touchplay at the casino. Keep allowing all
of us to enjoy your great talent.
Harold & Esther , Clear
Lake Your clothing designer. See you
soon!!!! Oct 25
Hey Richie!! Just a
short note saying what a GREAT SHOW!!!! Yesterday at
Riverside, you and Touch Play sounded great together,
looking forward to seeing you again real soon, keep up the
great job and we love your music Lots of love to you!!!
Larry,Sharon,Lorie and Madison Oct 22
Hi Richie it
me, ty for playing with me last night in Boone Iowa.
It was a great show and I really enjoy playing with you. So
you know we are going to do it again real soon ty my friend
& The New Boys Band ty pal
My name is Marya aka Dulce_Nina_001 a friend and cyber
daughter of Jerry's. I had the opportunity and honor in
seeing and hearing a few of your videos in which Jerry
played for myself and a few cyber sisters and I must say
that in my own personal opinion you are an extraordinary
entertainer. I was amazed by your performance as well as
your resemblance ( both voice and looks ) to the late Buddy
Holiday an must say I enjoyed them so very much.
You have been blessed with a wonderful gift and through that
gift I am capable of identifying the fact that you have the
ability of making people smile not only on the exterior but
the interior (within one's heart) as well which within
itself is the proof of great accomplishment. I would
like to wish you the very best of luck and to let you know
that you now have a fan in the state of RI.
Sincerely yours, Marya Oct 13
PS. Que DIOS te bendiga ahora y siempre y que te deseo lo
mejor../ I wish you the very best and may GOD bless you now
and always..... ciao
I am so happy that you allowed
Pinky from the "Eastside Pharaoh's" a 50's local band perform
a few songs with you at the KATO Ballroom in March. She lost
a courageous battle with cancer
last month and this would of been her last time on stage for
everyone to hear her sing one last time. Judy
was "one tough lady" she will be remembered for her quick wit, kind ways and love of
nature and music. That's how a lot of us will remember
her. She has been an inspiration and role model
to many. Thank you so much, Judy will be
greatly remembered by all her fans.
Ron A Judy left us on August 2, 2007
Hi Richie - My husband
and I attended your gig at the Chili King today. We enjoyed
your music!! (this is the first time we've seen you in
person). You are very talented and have a very nice,
pleasant voice for the songs, quite authentic! Also, you're
always on pitch! I had my mother from Mill Pond with us so
we couldn't stay for the full time. Keep performing! I
hope to hear you again sometime. Keep rockin'
Cathy Sept 30
wanted to compliment you on your sets tonight, and keeping
the Class of 57 dancing and happy. Amazing how “spry” they
are and how well they danced. You do a very nice job of
reading the audience, talking with them, and playing the
songs they request… You all just keep getting better &
better. I am looking forward to Sun and praying for good
weather! I know you will be “turning it up” all the way.
What a wonderful opportunity and honor that Youngsy chose
you for such a special event! Thank you for the play
list! And Richie, for me, would you please play Nadine
Sunday? Please? I know one other woman who might have a
very special request too! Keep it live Richie…
Tami Sept 29
Fantastic job in Tipton on 09/22/2007 and we at IRRMA thank
you from the bottom of our heart. You are certainly blessed
with a tremendous talent. Loren
J. Paulson, President; Iowa Rock n Roll Music
Richie!! I love your new website.. it is great!!! Can't
wait to come and see you perform again!! You are amazing!!
Noelle Sept 24
What a show you put on
last night for the Iowa "Rock the Road Show". You are
getting better every time we see you! Can't wait to
see you again, you are going places. Keep up the great
music!!! Aaron Sept 23
I was looking at the new
website and got such a kick out of seeing the pics from our
Open House. I forwarded the link on two my two girlfriends
from Dublin, VA; they'll be soooooooo surprised to see
themselves on your site with Richie !! Thanks!
Gracie Sept 21
Hi Ritchie, we just
wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your show at
Riverside Casino last Sunday. We hope you return soon or in
Cedar Rapids where we live. We've heard you at Veteran's
Memorial Coliseum with Jr. Tally. Keep us posted!!
Dave and Kathy Driscoll Sept 15th
Richie, So nice to have
found you again - thanks to one of your fans they let me
know your new website. Always enjoy your show - especially
the Buddy parts! Will be looking you up when you are in the
area or we will come to Riverside to see you soon.
Keep up the great work - we all love your show!
Bev Sept 14th
Hey Richie! Great joy
yesterday at Riverside. Mark
Richie, what a
great show at the Riverside Casino. The dance floor was
full from the first song to the last song and the people
wanted more. It is great to know that you will be back
there again, and again. The big guy was really impressed.
Keep it up and you will be in Vegas before you know it.
Donna Sept 10th
show this afternoon at Riverside Casino was FANTASTIC!!!
Very high energy, love the new guys that you have, KEEP up
the GREAT JOB!!! We love you lots!!!! Larry, Sharon, and Lorie Sept 9th
Richie... Tonite's performance
at Lake Panorama was spectacular! Everyone loved the "New
Band". You all looked like you were having a great time up
there and we know the audience was. Congratulations
on filling the dance floor within the first 3-4 songs and
keeping it that way all nite long! Keep it live Richie,
Tami Sept 8th
Wow great new
website....looks like you are getting quite busy...
awesome....we are all set for reservations in Mankato for
New Years Eve...Bill Sept 8th
What a great tribute! It was fun seeing you on
stage with Ritchie Valens little brother, Mario.
Steve & Karen Sept 2nd
have done a really great job on your new website. It is a
lot better than the old one ever was. Ben
is the neatest site we have ever seen.
Roger Aug 31
Richie ~ I
was checkin' out your site, thought I’d send you an
email...Well, it was good meetin' you man, we all had fun
jammin' with you in green bay! It’s good to see more young
guys keepin' fifties rock & roll rollin' Cheers,-Rory
Justice-Hollywood, CA. Aug 9
- We did have a great time that evening & agree that
it was well worth the drive to get there.
like a great kid.
- We just saw him, so know
just how good he is. Barb
- It looks
like you've got a great future in the music business. I hope
you'll stay connected with the high school programs along
the way. You only get to do the high school music stuff once
in your life; you can be doing those paid gigs the rest of
your working life. Chuck May 30
- It was great to hear
from you. I'm so pleased you are doing so well and we
regularly look at your website and have enjoyed seeing the
new videos. You have made amazing progress since those early
days and it is a credit to you at keeping Buddy's music
alive so well. Please pass on our good wishes to your
mum & dad, Nancy and Richard who we consider our good
friends and it's so nice to see them supporting you all the
way, they are justifiably proud of your achievements as are
we! Best wishes, Keep Rockin'
Ian & Denise May
Lee and the Fabulous 50’s. Richie will wow us with the rock
and roll music of the 50s and early 60s and his highly
acclaimed imitation of Buddy Holly.
Ames Lab May 25
rock!!! I think that you are a very talented young man.
Stick with it and someday you will be famous and I will be
your number one fan. You should think about performing at
Urbandale High school we have lots of people in bands. I of
course graduated in 05 but if by any means you performed in
Urbandale I would be there. Your
friend, Tina March 31
- Richie, I have
to say that when Buddy looks down and he sees you, he smiles
you do such a job for young man I can only imagine what
you'll be when you hit the ripe old age of 21, lol Please
stay in touch and would love to tear up a stage with you.
Gene DINAPOLI (Jake blues) March 2
- HI Richie, Just
wanted to let you know how much our group enjoyed your
performance at the VFW. You and your band are just great
and we only see you continuing to be a great performer.
Thanks for all the great music - it just made our weekend.
We saw you in 2002 walking around the Surf carrying your
guitar, in fact I have a nice picture I took of you that
weekend. We will follow your schedule and whenever possible
we will sure be there to cheer you on! You are a true
delight! Bev & Jim Jensen - Charles
City, IA & Kay & Howard Cook - Nickerson, NE Feb 9
you so much for coming to Ventura Iowa and playing Feb. 2
and 3rd. Everyone in attendance had a wonderful time. You
were amazing. If you are ever in that area again, the
Ventura Recreational Department would be more then happy to
assist you again in any way possible.
Verna Feb 5
- Saw the
article on you in the Des Moines paper on-line and listened
to the audio of you. Was interested that you have a CD and
would like to know how to get one. You can e-mail me at with
the particulars. I'm a big Buddy Holly fan,an old man(55)
and think you really capture the sound and feel of him. I
play guitar myself and can strum along to most of Buddy's
stuff. So keep up the good work and let me know about the
CD. John Bingham Feb 4
- Hey congrats on the
awesome article in the DM register, it was totally cool, and
shows the very best of you......keep workin hard and it
will happen for you. Dave Jan 23
Richie, You did a great job last night, giving everyone a
smile from ear to ear on their faces with your music. It was
so great to see you again, after 2 weeks of not seeing a
best friend! Seems like forever. Bye Your Friend,
Rachel Jan 15
back in time with the Iowa Hall of Fame Rock and Roll band,
Jerry Martin and the Sounds, as they perform as the headline
group of the day. Stick around for a bonus performance by
Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50's.
- Good to see the site up!
morning, What a great time we had last night. The band
sounded better than ever!! And one thing I really loved,
besides them playing "Stagger Lee" :-) was going right into
one song when they finished one. I really appreciate it when
there is not a lot of down time between songs. anyway, I
just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the new
members in the bad. I sure hope they love what they are
doing and don't want to change and do something else. Please
let us know if the Eagles wants them back again as we sure
do!! Later, Pat
Richie, we enjoyed you so much!
You are really blessed with talent. You will go far and we
hope to follow you around a little. When you are famous we
hope you will remember the little old couple who were
cheering for you. God bless you and have a great year at
school. Denny and Norma Sept 05
you so much for being part of our celebration and for being
such wonderful people. It is times like this that make life
so much better. I feel so good today that I needed to send
you a note. I have played hundreds of jobs like this but
last night was probably the best one. I am looking forward
to the next one. Your friends,
Harold and Patty Aug 05
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